Ascription into Achievement: Models of Career Systems at Lloyds Bank, 1890-1970

@article{Stovel1996AscriptionIA,
  title={Ascription into Achievement: Models of Career Systems at Lloyds Bank, 1890-1970},
  author={Katherine Stovel and Mike Savage and Peter Shawn Bearman},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1996},
  volume={102},
  pages={358 - 399}
}
Optimal matching algorithms are used to model the transformation of career systems in a large British bank (Lloyds) from 1890 to 1970. The authors first model the breakdown of the traditional ascriptive, status-based system, and then identify a more dynamic, achievement-based system, and then identify a more dynamic, achievement-based system as its replacement. By relating the structure of careers to organizational growth and social change, the authors explore how the modern achievement career… 
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